Cara has sidelined with her shoulder injury since the beginning of February. After having an x-ray and an MRI, the doctors determined that she has a partial tear in one of the ligaments in her right shoulder. This causes Cara to not be able to lift her right arm above her head or move that arm in certain directions without pain. The best option for treatment would be surgery, but since Cara is only 14 years old, the doctor doesn't think that we will find a surgeon that will operate because of the sports/overuse injury. Therefore, the doctor is sending Cara to physical therapy three days a week. They hope that the scar tissue will go over the tear and hold the ligament together.
At certain times, I could tell that positions hurt and that she would compensate with her left arm to help the right arm out, but she was on the floor and it is progress to the goal of getting back on the court fulltime. Sunday was the last day of volleyball until the summer so Cara will continue to go to physical therapy, rest the shoulder and hope that it heals.